Capstone Annotated Bibliography

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“AbioCor® Implantable Replacement Heart – H040006.” AbioCor® Implantable Replacement                  Heart – H040006. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.

This source presents the AbioCor IRH with a full gamut of information about the device from the FDA. The source is credible because it is from the government, more specifically the FDA. This source is extremely useful because of its vast amount of information. The FDA is the Federal Drug Administration. The audience is those who are interested in the device and have knowledge of this field of subject. This source is very helpful in the amount of information it possesses.

“AbioCor Implantable Replacement Heart – Texas Heart Institute – Heart Assist Devices.”                       AbioCor Implantable Replacement Heart – Texas Heart Institute – Heart Assist Devices.                       N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.

This source provides additional information of the AbioCor IRH. This is from the Texas Heart Institute, which is a very credible source. The Texas Heart Institute is a research hospital in Houston, Texas that I was given the chance to visit. This source is relevant because it directly involves my topic. The audience is people who have knowledge of this device. There is no bias within the source. This source will be very beneficial to my paper with its information.

“Abiomed.” AbioCor –. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.

This source has valuabe information on the AbioCor IRH. This product is a key piece to my paper. This source could be slightly biased because it is the company’s site. This site is very helpful and very useful.

“Artificial Hearts.” The British Medical Journal 1.5449 (1965): 1510. Web.

This source provides current status of artificial hearts. This is credible because it is from the British Medical Journal. This source is very useful with the information it presents. The British Medical Journal is a very popular and accurate source of information for medical topics. The intended audience is leaned toward people who are interested in medicine and are familiar with the terms. This source was very helpful to me because of its up to date information.

“Artificial Hearts, by Manuel Escanciano and Charles Beyrouthy.” OpenWetWare RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2015.

This source provides valid and factual information on many artificial hearts. It is credible because it is from an organization. This source is not bias because it presents factual evidence with no slanted point of view. This source will prove very helpful to me in finding prices of artificial hearts and surgeries.

Cooley, Denton A. 100,000 Hearts: A Surgeon’s Memoir. Austin, TX: Dolph Briscoe Center for            American History, U of Texas at Austin, 2012. Print.

Dr. Cooley wrote this book that tells all about his life. This is a very credible source because a leading pioneer in health care wrote it. This book is relevant because it is an actual surgeon’s account on health care. Dr. Cooley is one of the leading pioneers in health care. The intended audience would be those who are interested in health care or in health care. I feel like this is a great source for me to use in order to get a surgeon’s prospective on health care and artificial heart implantation and use. I have also met and talked with this great man. There is not a biased to the book.

E Right To End-Of-Life Care (Johns Hopkins, and University Press 2002). Physician-Assisted Suicide: Threat to Improved Palliative Care (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 2 May 2015.

This source is from the USCCB, making it credible. I will use this as my theological source. This source presents a study on patient pain that will be very useful to me.

“FDA Approves the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart With SynHall Valves.” – 2014 MultiMedia Releases. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.

This source is a timeline of approvals from the FDA. It is not bias because it is a factual timeline. This is a useful source because it keeps track of approvals and has them listed chronologically. I feel that this source is very useful and that it has educated me on up to date affairs.

“Helmet Use Among Motorcyclists Who Died in Crashes and Economic Cost Savings

Associated With State Motorcycle Helmet Laws — United States, 2008–2010.” Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 June

  1. Web. 15 Apr. 2015.

This site provides me with information to use in my analogy argument, which is my third

Claim. This source is from the CDC so it is credible because this is a government agency.

There is no bias present, just statistical data. This source will be very instrumental in my

Paper.

Landry, Fr. Roger J. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (n.d.): n. pag. Web.

This source is cliff notes version of Pope St. John Paul II’s theology of the body. This source is credible because a Priest of the Catholic Church produced it. I plan to use this source as my theological source by relating the heart as not only the physical body but also the spiritual body containing the soul.

“National Medical Policy.” National Medical Policy. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.

This source presents information about many policies. This source is credible because it is from the Heath Net. This source contains policies about my topic. The Health Net is an agency that provides policies. The audience is someone informed about medical policy due to the terms used. This source is very helpful with determining policy.

“News Releases.” Abiomed Receives FDA Approval of The AbioCor. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb.                    2015.

This source provides information of the Humanitarian Device Exemption that the FDA gave to AbioCor IRH. This is a credible source because it is from a university. This is relevant because it deals directly with my topic. The University of Louisville is an established university. There is no bias present. The intended audience is someone who is knowledgeable on the subject. This source is very helpful in determining information about the device.

“Organ Transplants and Cloning.” Organ Transplants and Cloning. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb.                     2015.

This source presents teachings of the Catholic Church over organ transplants. This is credible because it is from the teachings of the Catholic Church. This is relevant because my topic deals with organ transplant. The Catholic Church is a major religious faith. The intended audience is people wanting to know more of the Catholic Church’s teaching. This source helped me to find the Church’s teaching on my topic but could be biased toward the church.

“Organ Transplantation: The Process.” Organdonor.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2015.

This source contains information about a heart transplant. It is credible because it is from an organization. It does not contain bias because it is a factual piece of information that is not arguing or pushing the side of an issue. This source will be very helpful to me in writing my claims.

“Patient Information: Heart Transplantation (Beyond the Basics).” Heart Transplantation. N.p.,

n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2015.

This source provides up to date information concerning heart transplantations.

It has many valuable facts that will be useful in my paper. This source is credible because the information comes from the Heart and Lung Transplantation Society. I do not detect any bias because this source is primarily facts. I will use this source to keep up to date information within my paper.

“Patient Story.” Jim Hennigan. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.

This source provides a patient story. Jim Hennigan is a patient that was given a SynCardia artificial heart after his first heart transplant failed. His artificial heart was used as a bridge to transplant for his second heart transplant. This source is credible because it is from SynCardia. It could have some bias because SynCardia could use it as marketing to promote its product. This source will be very helpful to me in adding a real life patient story into my claim.

“Result Filters.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of              Medicine, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.

This source presents information about the AbioCor IRH. It has information about trials and statics of the device. This is a credible source from a national center. This is relevant because it directly deals with my topic. The national center studies biotechnology information. This source is very helpful in learning more about this device.

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